Scientists discover radiation leak ‘100,000 times normal level’ from Russian nuclear sub wreck

The submarine’s conning tower. (Institute of Marine Research Norway/Ægir 6000) The institute said that findings were around 100 Becquerel (Bq) per liter as opposed to around 0.001 Bq per liter elsewhere in the Norwegian Sea. The highest level measured in a sample at the wreck site was 800,000 times higher than normal, according to the researchers. CHERNOBYL’S RED FOREST MAPPED BY DRONES AS SCIENTISTS DISCOVER RADIOACTIVE HOTSPOTS However, scientists noted that other samples from the same duct did not contain elevated levels of radiation. Undersea drone Ægir 6000 captured footage of the Soviet-era Komsomolets submarine. (Institute of Marine Research Norway/Ægir 6000) “Over the past few days we have also taken samples a few meters above the duct. We didn’t find …

MP challenges ministers on brain injury aftercare

Ben Newman, 33, from Rhondda, fell into the window of a house 10 years ago while out with his friends. He was in a coma for three days in the Royal Glamorgan hospital in Llantrisant but after showing he could walk down a flight stairs was discharged three weeks later. Years of difficulties with his balance, changes in his personality, memory and speech followed. He became heavily dependent on aftercare. Image caption Chris Bryant says a trauma centre will save lives but Wales needs to go further The Welsh Government said it was “committed to improving access to neuro-rehabilitation services” in Wales. “Our revised neurological conditions delivery plan sets out how people can access timely and effective care irrespective of …

Astronomers Discover The Asteroid With The Shortest Year

While a great many space rocks are located within the Asteroid Belt, these objects do not exist exclusively between the orbit of Mars and Jupiter. In fact, they are all over the place, and now astronomers have discovered the asteroid with the shortest year. 2019 LF6 is part of the “Atira” family of asteroids, a group of just 20 objects whose orbits are completely within the Earth’s orbit. 2019 LF6 is about 1 kilometer (0.62 miles) in diameter and orbits the Sun in 151 days getting a bit further than Venus at times and closer than Mercury at others. “You don’t find kilometer-size asteroids very often these days,” said Quanzhi Ye, a postdoc at Caltech who co-discovered the object with …

50 People Admit What Scares Them About Themselves

By Thought Catalog These people from Ask Reddit are being brutally honest with themselves. By Thought Catalog I know it isn’t healthy or sustainable, but for the first time in my life I’m starting to feel accomplished, and I don’t want to lose that. 15. The fact that, when I really sit down and think about it, I can’t really see the point to life… not in a suicidal way, it just seems like in the grand scheme of things everything I do is insignificant and unremarkable and will be forgotten. 16. How little I feel things, especially happy or joyful things. I can’t remember the last time I was actually excited about something. I compare it to a really watered …

Police officer guilty of sex offences

Waller was found guilty of one count of rape, two counts of sexual activity with a child. ‘Truly appalling’ He was also convicted of causing a child to engage in sexual activity, inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, and attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming. He was cleared of one count of sexual assault, and earlier in the trial the judge directed jurors to formally acquit him of two counts of rape. Judge Toby Hedworth QC described Waller as a “sexual predator.” He told him he had used his position as a police officer to “impress” underage girls and “pursue your interest in girls below the age of consent.” Speaking after sentencing, Supt Wendy Tinkler of …

Appeals court hands Trump a victory over Democratic challenge to DC hotel

(CNN)An appeals court handed President Donald Trump a win Wednesday over a challenge to his decision to hold on to his private business interests while in office. While Trump’s win against the states may cap that court challenge, House and Senate Democrats are still pursuing their own challenge of Trump’s businesses assets and have sent 37 subpoenas, including to the Trump Organization. Democrats have demanded a response by July 29 after a federal judge ruled last month that Democrats could proceed with the legal discovery process in their lawsuit. They allege that Trump is breaking the law because the more than 200 members of Congress have not had the opportunity to review his business interests and approve any proceeds from …

Serena Williams’ coach reveals what kept the tennis champ going through injuries

(CNN)Patrick Mouratoglou, Serena Williams’ coach, says the tennis great is “pain-free” and ready to make a run for breaking the Grand Slam win record. “‘I think she is in a good place at the moment,’ Mouratoglou said at Wimbledon this week. ‘She is happy. She has a house here, her husband is here. Her daugher is here and she is pain free now for three weeks so she feels so much lighter.” The 49-year-old has been Williams’ coach for seven years, and says chasing the Grand Slam record has kept Williams going through the pain. “But 24, it will mean she will equal the record of all time. Then she will have only one more to go to beat it …

Greek elections: Victory for New Democracy party signals end of left-wing populism

Athens, Greece (CNN)With 75% of the vote counted, the center-right New Democracy party was on track to win the first national elections since Greece exited a bailout regime a year ago, signaling a clean break with years of firebrand populism and a return to mainstream politics. Mitsotakis will be sworn in as prime minister at 1 p.m. Monday (6 a.m. ET). The results suggest a complete reversal of fortunes in Greece, with a return to a party that has been a pillar of Greece’s pre-bailout establishment. Initial projections for the ruling Syriza, Coalition of the Radical Left party, give it 31.6% of the vote. In May, Syriza called a snap election after suffering a major blow in European Parliament elections. …

Farmers could be paid to protect the environment

Originally ministers had proposed two new grant schemes, but the latest proposal rolls them into one. Boris Johnson wants say in spending post-Brexit aid cash Farmers and landowners suspicious of ‘rewilding’ scheme Welsh food producers have ‘major post-Brexit worries’ The Sustainable Farming Scheme will pay out for work to cut greenhouse gas emissions, create habitats for wildlife and improve water quality. Farms will be visited by an adviser who will draw up a contract based on the environmental benefits they agree the farmer is, or could be delivering. They will be rewarded for new environmental work – like planting new woodlands – but also for maintaining and enhancing what is already there. Farmers will also be able to access a …

Welsh jokes ‘like Islamophobia and anti-Semitism’

“If we talk about Islamophobia, if we talk about anti-Semitism, it is the same kind of issue that society has to deal with,” he said. “As a Welsh speaker I didn’t find it particularly funny.” But the Muslim Council of Wales said that while it shared Mr Roberts’s concerns about “denigration and prejudice” directed towards the Welsh language, “comparisons to Islamophobia and other forms of discrimination are often unhelpful and misleading”. A spokesman added: “It is wiser to recognise the specific histories and experiences of inequality in order to better challenge them.” Skip Twitter post by @omid9 Good point well made — Omid Djalili (@omid9) June 30, 2019 The tweet by 53-year-old Londoner Djalili sparked a barrage of responses. Some …

Killers face parole refusal over hidden bodies

Helen’s Law campaign The government’s confirmation of plans for the law follows a meeting between Mrs McCourt and Mr Gauke in May. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) said: “‘Helen’s Law’ will place a legal duty on the Parole Board to reflect the failure to disclose the site of a victim’s remains when considering a prisoner’s suitability for release.” A spokesman added: “The government is acting to acknowledge the particular anguish faced by families who do not have the chance to lay their loved ones to rest.” How Ian Brady got access to teenagers in jail New police search in Suzy Lamplugh case Postcard plea over 1984 unsolved murder Mrs McCourt said she was very pleased Mr Gauke “has now confirmed …

Pregnant teenager detergent attackers jailed

A court previously heard Pearson had searched “how to get rid of an unwanted pregnancy” on his phone and then orchestrated the attack because he did not want to become a father. He told the pregnant victim “it didn’t have to be like this” as his two accomplices punched, stamped and kicked the girl on her stomach, back and chest, then ripped off one of her nails and poured alcohol over her face. Despite the attack, the child survived. ‘Shameful attack’ Pearson, of Harlesden, and McKenna, of Park Royal in Ealing, pleaded guilty to attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent and perverting the course of justice. Charges of administering poison with intent to procure miscarriage, false imprisonment and …

Virginia Republicans Abruptly Adjourn Legislative Session On Guns

in response to a mass shooting, Virginia lawmakers abruptly adjourned Tuesday and postponed any movement on gun laws until after the November election. But not a single vote was cast on the legislation. Republican leaders said the session was premature and politically motivated. They assigned the state’s bipartisan crime commission to study policy proposals that might have prevented the shooting. It was a familiar outcome in a stalled debate that plays out yearly in Virginia on an issue that has divided the nation for more than two decades. “This is just a complete, disgraceful act of cowardice by the Republicans … And I think it’s going to backfire on them,” he said. Richard Keene, a 51-year-old gun owner from Chesterfield, …

Stay Single Until Youre In A Relationship Like This, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Kim Quindlen Updated July 6, 2019 By Viktoria Alisevich Aries (March 21st to April 19th) Stay single until you’re in a relationship where each day is different from the last – where you feel like you’re never done growing, you’re with a partner who always wants to try new things with you, and you’re no longer afraid of commitment because being with them is so eye-opening that it feels like the opposite of settling down. Taurus (April 20th to May 21st) Stay single until you’re in a relationship where you feel safe and challenged at the same time – a relationship where your partner makes you feel completely loved and cherished, while also daring you to step out of the …

Astronomers Have Observed The Atmosphere Of A Planet Like No Other In The Solar System

For the first time, researchers have been able to observe the atmosphere of a planet between the sizes of Earth and Neptune. Gliese 3470 b is a world 96 light-years away, orbiting a star roughly half the size of the Sun. It is 12.6 times the mass of our planet and slightly smaller than Neptune, which weighs 17 times the mass of the Earth. As reported in Nature Astronomy, this planet delivered quite the surprise to astronomers. Using the combined power of the Hubble Space Telescope and NASA’s Spitzer infrared observatory, they discovered a clear atmosphere of hydrogen and helium, the main components of stars. “We expected an atmosphere strongly enriched in heavier elements like oxygen and carbon which are forming …